A 44-year-old member asked:
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please tell me how long it takes for to diagnose cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Few days: When the system works, the physician finds a suspicious mass, takes a bit of the mass and sends it to the lab, and the pathologist (a physician like me who focuses on this sort of thing) makes the diagnosis of cancer. The exact type of cancer will be subject to some fancy pathology studies nowadays, but the whole process should be fast.
Answered on Jun 16, 2013

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